May the 4th be with you: Astros head to Death Star of the Bronx
With every great postseason rivalry, their comes a heated mentality from fans to the players, but as this is the first season that opposing fans can react to the Houston Astros in person, don’t expect anything less from New York Yankee fans. As the ball club soon embarks on a three-game set at Yankee Stadium, it is a fair bet that Houston is looking to quiet some boos.
As the players and Manager Dusty Baker are starting to speak out about their upcoming series, they are displaying a no sweat mentality. With this series in mind, their first game is on coveted Star Wars Day: May 4, which will be aired on ESPN with a central theme from the film series.
With the essence of the Star Wars theme being present, ESPN should get a good amount of viewers with the Astros in company.
Every fan base has their own vendetta out for the Astros, even though many of the teams in 2017 weren’t good to begin with. As ESPN will air their Star Wars themed broadcast on May 4, it is almost like the Astros are entering the Death Star in the Bronx, but in all reality, the Astros are the villains in everyone’s eyes.
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With the three man crew calling the game from their respected locations, Karl Ravech will portray Luke Skywalker, Tim Kurkjian will be Yoda and Eduardo Perez is Poe Dameron.
These broadcasters are entering what sounds like a fun broadcast in the end, but with all the negative words that Ravech has used to describe Jose Altuve, it makes sense that the second baseman is Darth Vader. In this case, the 2017 MVP is Ravech’s father.
With the connection between ownerships of ESPN and Lucas Films, Disney is looking to bring an interactive broadcast.
With the idea of “integrate elements from an original Marvel story and iconic characters including Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Black Widow and Doctor Strange throughout the live game, including 3D virtual characters, custom graphics and animation packages,” the broadcast doesn’t look too out of the blue. As Orbit won’t be in the stands, the Astros will jump to light speed at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday.